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The moist exhaust from a home furnace accretes as frost to bare twigs on a bush in Wednesday morning's extreme cold. (Photo by Matt Minde)

The moist exhaust from a home furnace accretes as frost to bare twigs on a bush in Wednesday morning's extreme cold. (Photo by Matt Minde)

Yellow Springs schools on two-hour delay

The Yellow Springs Board of Education decided Wednesday evening to again delay village schools by two hours with the possibility of closure Thursday, Jan. 22, due to even colder weather than Tuesday.

As of 9:30 p.m., the Antioch School and the Yellow Springs Children’s Center have not yet provided notification of their status, and are assumed to be operating under normal hours.

The National Weather Service warns of very low temperatures, with highs around 10°F. Winds of 15 mph with gusts as high as 29 mph elicited a wind chill advisory; the perceived temperatures may dip as low as -21°F. There is a chance of snow, mainly before noon.

Low temperatures combined with wind gusts pose a severe risk of frostbite to exposed skin in 10 minutes or less of exposure. Stay indoors or cover up exposed skin if venturing outside.

Village police and Miami Township Fire Rescue will make rounds to check on people with known care issues. If you are concerned about someone’s welfare, please call the police so that they may check on them.

If you have no heat or are suffering from exposure-related issues, call 911. Please note that it is illegal for electric and gas providers to turn off services if the temperature falls below freezing.

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